Some questions for Purdue's leader this month:
There was a lot of talk at the GE Aviation groundbreaking this week that Purdue grads might have something of an inside track to jobs there, since they’ll likely be high-skill positions. Can the university develop some kind of a pipeline there for those students who might qualify?
The trustees last week approved the merger of the Calumet and North Central campuses into Purdue Northwest. What kinds of savings might that reap for the school’s overall bottom line?
And the school has also been talking about your ask from the General Assembly as it ponders next year’s budget session. How, given that you used to work in the same building as the lawmakers, do you position yourself in that process?